Commercial Finance Association Honors Michael D. Sharkey President of MB Business Capital with Life Time Achievement Award

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Michael D. Sharkey, President of MB Business Capital was awarded the prestigious CFA Life Time Achievement Award.

“I’ve known Mike for my entire career and no one is more deserving of this award. During his successful career, he has proven to be both a true leader and great mentor to many colleagues." Dave Grende, President of CFA and President & CEO, Siena Lending Group.

MB Business Capital, a division of MB Financial Bank, N.A., announced that on November 8, Michael D. Sharkey, President of MB Business Capital was awarded the prestigious Commercial Finance Association (CFA); Life Time Achievement Award. This award recognizes Michael’s accomplishments spanning a 40-year career in financial services, where he has excelled in many leadership roles, including that of CFA Chairman. Thanks to his dedication, the organizations he has led have provided consistent support and commitment to the CFA, and under his leadership and guidance, MB Business Capital has thrived.

“I am extremely pleased to congratulate Mike on this recognition,” said Mark Hoppe, President and CEO of MB Financial Bank. “I have worked with Mike for over 25 years and I have an incredible amount of respect for him, not only for the successful asset based lending business he has operated for many years but for how he has accomplished it. He hires strong, smart people, and makes certain they receive training and mentoring in all facets of the business. He knows his people, he challenges them, and he gives them the autonomy they deserve. This produces great employees which subsequently deliver great service to our clients. This ultimately results in employee and client loyalty which has been a hallmark of his distinguished career.”

“I’ve known Mike for my entire career and no one is more deserving of this award. During his successful career, he has proven to be both a true leader and great mentor to many colleagues. Our industry owes him a great deal of gratitude and respect.” said Dave Grende, President of CFA and President & CEO, Siena Lending Group.

About MB Business Capital
MB Business Capital is the asset based lending division of MB Financial Bank, a commercial bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. MB Business Capital seeks asset based lending opportunities in the $5 million to $50 million range and is offering dedicated syndication opportunities of up to $100 million. The firm can also provide access to the full range of business banking products and services offered by MB Financial Bank.

About MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI)
MB Financial, Inc. is the Chicago-based holding company for MB Financial Bank, which has approximately $20 billion in assets and a more than one hundred year history of building deep and lasting relationships with middle-market companies and individuals. MB offers a full range of powerful financial solutions and the expertise and experience of bankers who are focused on their clients’ success. Learn more about MB Financial, Inc. at http://www.mbfinancial.com

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